28 Apr 2021

Apple Patches Zero-Day MacOS Bug That Can Bypass Anti-Malware Defenses

Apple has released a patch for a zero-day vulnerability in its macOS systems that could allow attackers to bypass anti-malware protections set in place. According to Apple, the notorious Mac threat Shlayer adware dropper has already been exploiting the vulnerability for several months. Therefore, Apple urges its customers to implement

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28 Apr 2021

Linux kernel vulnerability exposes stack memory, causes data leaks

Cisco Talos has disclosed an information disclosure vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can lead to further compromise. According to a statement released by Cisco on Tuesday, the bug could allow an attacker to view Kernel stack memory, acting as a springboard to inflict further damage to a system and

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27 Apr 2021

Ransomware Group Threatens DC Cops with Informant Data Leak

Russian-speaking ransomware threat actors have allegedly stolen highly sensitive information pertaining to the Washington DC police department’s informants. The group is called the Babuk group and has issued an ultimatum of three days to pay ransom demands before the data is shared with local gangs and the public. The group

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27 Apr 2021

Nvidia Warns Severe Security Bugs in GPU Driver, vGPU Software

Nvidia has warned consumers of severe security bugs that lie in their graphics processing unit (GPU) display driver and vGPU software offerings. The group of security vulnerabilities could subject gamers and users to arbitrary code execution, denial of service attacks (DoS), information disclosure, and privilege-escalation attacks. The virtual GPU software

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26 Apr 2021

US Drilling Giant Gyrodata Reveals Employee Data Breach

Late last week, Gyrodata, a major oil drilling specialist, conceded that it had suffered from a ransomware attack that likely led to the compromise of employee data, including former and current staff. The company is based in Houston and claims to be one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology

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26 Apr 2021

This software update is deleting botnet malware from infected PCs around the world

A new update designed by law enforcement has begun the process of removing the Emotet botnet across the world, ridding nearly 1.6 million infected computers of the malware. Law enforcement agencies in the US, Canada, and Europe coordinated a takedown of Emotet infrastructure in January of this year, seeking to

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23 Apr 2021

Costco Issues Scam Warning

Costo Wholesale Corporation has released a scam warning, advising its customers to be wary of more than a dozen digital scams currently targeting its customer base. Costco posted screenshots of 14 fraudulent emails, texts, and posts, in which cybercriminals are impersonating Costco to scam its customers. It seems as though

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23 Apr 2021

REvil’s Big Apple Ransomware Gambit Looks to Pay Off

The REvil ransomware gang recently made headlines for targeting tech giant Apple in a ransomware scheme initially launched against Quanta, a global manufacturer of electronics who claims Apple among its customers. REvil allegedly compromise Quanta’s systems and was able to access sensitive information pertaining to Apple’s schematics, threatening to release

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23 Apr 2021

China could ‘control the global operating system’ of tech, warns UK spy chief

According to the director of the UK’s intelligence and cyber agency, GCHQ, warned that China could control the global operating system of tech even as the UK reaches the point of becoming a global cyber power. The director, Jeremy Fleming, warned that Western allies must continue to invest in and

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22 Apr 2021

DoJ Launches Ransomware Taskforce as Apple Hit by Extortion Attempt

The US Department of Justice has launched a new task force that aims to combat and research ransomware attacks following an attack on Apple in which the infamous threat group REvil claims to have stolen the company’s trade secrets via a supplier. The group reportedly posted a blog to its

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